West Brom set to finalise deal with Chris Wilder
West Brom are set to appoint Chris Wilder as their new manager as long as there are no late “hiccups”, according to Mirror journalist David Anderson.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Thursday, Anderson reported that Wilder is West Brom’s number one choice and “talks are continuing on finalising a deal”.
Wilder has won promotion at every level from National League to the Championship and it’s likely that is why he emerged as the top candidate at The Hawthorns.
Barring any late unforeseen hiccups, Chris Wilder will be West Brom’s new manager. Wilder is their No 1 choice and talks are continuing on finalising a deal. #WBAFC
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) May 27, 2021
It’s been fairly obvious that Wilder was going to be the man who West Brom hired to replace Sam Allardyce.
The former Sheffield United, Northampton Town and Oxford United boss is a proven promotion winner and there’s no denying he did a very impressive job at Bramall Lane.
Of course, there will be Albion fans who’ll point to Wilder’s dodgy dealings in the transfer market last summer – everyone seems to bring up his decision to swap Callum Robinson for Oliver Burke.
However, Wilder still won promotion against the odds with the Blades and led them to a ninth-placed finish.
We could have only dreamt of pulling off a feat like that last season.
Wilder will face a big job at West Brom, who yet again need a rebuild in the summer with four loanees leaving as well as other players who are out of contract.
There’s no doubt he’ll have money to play around with too with Sam Johnstone and Matheus Pereira expected to be sold.
Let’s see what he can do.
In other West Brom news, David De Gea sent a message to Sam Johnstone after his England call-up.